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Last update: 20/06/2021

Why advertising?

Keeping this website online takes a lot of time and – unfortunately – also a lot of money. That’s why we need some kind of income to keep this website running and keep it free for our visitors.

This income can be from sponsoring, advertising or other partnerships. We always prioritize the user experience of our visitors, so we put great consideration into the kind of content we share and promote.

One of the ways we monitize HikingSquad.com is by working with affiliates. Some of the links on our website are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, we will earn a commission. Affiliate links will always have some sort of notice near it (for example below the button or with a small tooltip when you hover over the link/buttin) to notify you, as we want to be very transparent about this. These commissions come at no additional cost to you, but allow us to cover the expenses of running HikingSquad.com and the creation of new – free – content for you. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Advertising/Affiliate Policy

In a perfect world, we would have endless amounts of time and would we be able to run HikingSquad.com without needing any outside revenue. Unfortunately, that isn’t quite the reality, and we rely on advertising, sponsors and affiliate partnerships to help us produce the content you find on this site and keep improving it. It’s important to us to be completely transparent about the advertising and affiliate programs that take place on HikingSquad.com. We never want you to feel like there’s any sort of shady business or sneaky salesmanship going on! What follows is a quick synopsis of our advertising and affiliate policies.

1. Advertising on HikingSquad.com

HikingSquad.com might display sidebar and banner advertising from a number of companies, and in the course of serving these ads, cookies are sometimes used to collect information. You can learn much more about what information is collected, and how to opt-out of it, by reading our Privacy Policy.

2. Sponsored Posts

We will sometimes accept the opportunity to work with brands on content-related projects. We actually love working with these brands, because it’s a great opportunity to exercise our creativity, and it often results in a giveaway for our followers – a win-win! We only work with brands or products that we trust and believe in, and that we are sure would be a god fit for our audience. This sponsored content will always be clearly labeled as such, and we will always disclose if we receive any compensation. We do not accept payment for writing positive reviews, and any opinions about the product in the sponsored posts are our own. If a giveaway is sponsored, that will be clearly labeled as well.

3. Affiliate Programs

Currently, we have affiliate partnerships with a number of brands, such as Amazon.com (included, but not limited to). We do our best to always put a disclaimer near these affiliate links informing you that by clicking on that link and buying something, the cost to you remains the same, but we receive a small commission. We try to only promote products that we either own and love or highly believe in and trust. We appreciate the support of anyone who buys something through these affiliate links and helps to support this website and the creation of more – free – content.

4. And Finally…

We know that HikingSquad.com would be nothing without our followers. Thank you for visiting, reading, commenting, sharing, emailing, and being all-around awesome. High five!

Our details

The HikingSquad.com website is founded, owned and operated by FLY Media, a small company based at Tomveldstraat 17/0001, 3000 Leuven, Belgium, with Belgian company registration number 0652724282. For questions, concerns or other enquiries, we may be contacted by email at info@hikingsquad.com.

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